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Title: Design of interferometer system for Keda Torus eXperiment using terahertz solid-state diode sources

A solid-state source based terahertz (THz) interferometer diagnostic system has been designed and characterized for the Keda Torus eXperiment (KTX). The THz interferometer utilizes the planar diodes based frequency multiplier (X48) to provide the probing beam at fixed frequency 0.650 THz, and local oscillator is provided by an independent solid-state diode source with tunable frequency (0.650 THz +/− 10 MHz). Both solid-state sources have approximately 1 mW power. The planar-diode mixers optimized for high sensitivity, ∼750 mV/mW, are used in the heterodyne detection system, which permits multichannel interferometer on KTX with a low phase noise. A sensitivity of {sub min} = 4.5 × 10{sup 16} m{sup −2} and a temporal resolution of 0.2 μs have been achieved during the initial bench test.
Authors:
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  1. School of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308615
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAMS; ELECTRODES; INTERFEROMETERS; MHZ RANGE; OSCILLATORS; SENSITIVITY; SOLIDS; THZ RANGE; TIME RESOLUTION; TOKAMAK DEVICES; TOROIDAL PINCH DEVICES